3rd Annual Tucson Film + Music Festival Announces Line Up


Last Updated: August 17, 2007 1:20 am GMT
(Los Angeles CA + Tucson, AZ -August 16, 2007) Upstairs Film is proud to present the 3rd Annual Tucson Film + Music Festival, Labor Day weekend August 31 – Sept 3, 2007.

This year a plethora of film and music events will take place at the Rialto Theater, Hotel Congress with a special “under the stars” kick off screening of Martin Scorsese’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)” at the Cinema La Placita downtown.

The festival is thrilled to host the Arizona premiere of “Scott Walker: 30 Century Man” as the opening night film. Featuring David Bowie, Sting, Radiohead and many other music luminaries, the film offers a glimpse into the extraordinary career of American-born, UK pop idol Scott Walker. The film screens Friday, August 31st at 7:30pm and will be followed by a special live musical accompaniment by the Friends of Dean Martinez to the 1926 animated classic “The Adventures of Prince Achmed.”

Closing out the festival is another Arizona premiere – the all-female roller derby drama “Hell On Wheels.” This kick-ass documentary details the re-birth of the international roller derby scene. Directed by Austin filmmaker Bob Ray, who will be in attendance and available for Q&A, the screening will be followed by the closing night party with local rockers Love Mound performing and one of kind host/derby announcer Serge.

Other great Arizona premieres include Compañeras, about the first all-female mariachi bad; Get Trashed: The Story of Thrash Metal; Rock and Roll Gearhead: Four Days With Billy F. Gibbons; and The Last Western, which provides an interesting history of California’s Pioneertown.

A complete list of films and schedule of events can be found at http://www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com

TFMF wristbands that provide entrance to all screenings, opening and closing night films and special music events are $30. Tickets for the closing night film and party are just $10. Single film festival admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Rialto Theater Box Office (520) 740-1000 on the day of the films only starting on Friday Aug 31st. TFMF/Hoco Festival all access badges are $40. Hoco Music Only wristbands are $20, and single Day passes are $8. All advance event wristbands may be purchased via http://www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com

TFMF $30
HOCO $20
Single Film Ticket $5
Closing Night Film/Party $10

Rialto Theater, 318 E. Congress St, www.rialtotheatre.com
Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. www.hotelcongress.com
Cinema La Placita, 110 S. Church Ave. www.cinemalaplacita.com

About Upstairs Film:
Upstairs Film is a non-profit multi-media production company and arts organization dedicated to nurturing and exposing film arts and artists from the Southwest, with an emphasis on producing music documentaries, short films and film festival events. www.upstairsfilm.com

The 2007 Tucson Film + Music Festival Official Screening Schedule:
(All films will screen at the Rialto theater and are Arizona Premieres unless otherwise noted.)

Thursday, August 30 @ Cinema La Placita
7:30 pm Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Friday, August 31
7:30 pm Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (www.scottwalkerfilm.com)
9:30 pm The Adventures Of Prince Achmed
(Live musical accompaniment by the Friends of Dean Martinez

Saturday, September 1
12:00 pm I Love Hip Hop In Morocco (www.ilovehiphopinmorocco.com)
2:00 pm Rock & Roll Gearhead: Four Days With Billy F. Gibbons (www.myspace.com/goatfilm)
(Filmmaker Jamie Burton Chamberlin will be available for Q&A)
3:30 pm Music Videos + More Program
• Sonic Youth: “Do You Believe In Rapture?” (www.truckstopmedia.com)
• The Goodbye Tanyas: “Human Thing” U.S. Premiere (www.begoodtanyas.com)
• Bill Madden: “Gone” World Premiere (www.billmadden.com)
• Brad Brooks: “Hit Me Like A Smile” World Premiere (www.brad-brooks.com)
• "Cold, Cold Night" World Premiere (www.ottfilms.co.uk)
• Banjim Banjam: “Vlad Tepes” (www.ha-caracois.com)
• Love Mound: “She Won’t Believe” World Premiere (www.lovemound.com)
• Bright Eyes: “Devil Town” (www.thisisbrighteyes.com)
• Dusty Buskers: “Sail Away Ladies” World Premiere (www.thedustybuskers.com)
• Summer Of Youth (www.finegrindfilms.com)
(Q&A with filmmaker Erika Houle)
(Musical performance by The Dusty Buskers)
5:00 pm Samba! North American Premiere (www.nlpmedia.net)
(Q&A with filmmaker Adam Stepan)
7:30 pm Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal (www.getthrashed.com)
(Musical performance by Ph8)

Sunday, September 2
12:00 pm Compañeras (www.companeras.net)
1:30 pm El Mechanico Loco (www.elmechanicoloco.com)
(Q&A with the film’s subject Jeff Milburn + Producer David Lynne)
3:30 pm Jazz Shorts Film Program
• The Cole Nobody Knows (www.planbproductions.com)
• Thelonious And Theodore - North American Premiere (www.sonnyrollins.com)
• Who’s That Stranger? - Southwest Premiere (www.georgeking-assoc.com)
(Q&A with local filmmaker Brett Primack)
5:00 pm The Horrible Flowers (www.myspace.com/thehorribleflowersmovie)
(Q&A with filmmaker Eric Tretbar)
7:00 pm Rural Rock & Roll (jensenrufe.com)
(Q&A with filmmaker Jensen Rufe)
(Musical performances by The Lowlights and Brad Brooks)

Monday, September 3
12:00 pm The Last Western (www.thelastwestern.com)
1:30 pm We Like To Drink, We Like To Play Rock ‘n’ Roll (www.gringaproductions.com)
3:30 pm Desert Shorts Program
• The Runners - World Premiere (therunnersmovie.blogspot.com)
• Laberinto Infernal (www.rocksoupllc.com)
• Masters Of Fantasy - World Premiere
• De Lo Imperdonable - World Premiere
• Move Me (www.myspace.com/movemefilm)
(Q&A with local filmmakers Justin Mashouf,
Megan Dragony, and “Move Me” filmmakers)
5:30 pm Sleepwalking Through The Mekong
7:30 pm Hell On Wheels (www.hellonwheelsthemovie.com)
(Q&A with filmmaker Bob Ray)
9:30 pm Closing Night Party with host Serge!
With musical performance by Love Mound + more!

Tucson Film + Music Festival 2007 Official Selections

Opening Night Film
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (Arizona Premiere)
Dir. Stephen Kijak
Moviehouse Entertainment
UK/USA/2006/95 min

In an extraordinary career that spans over 40 years, American-born Scott Walker has been both the most famous pop singer in the UK and one of its most enigmatic and reclusive artists.  Emerging from a decade-long silence, the mysterious former teen idol has, at age 63, recently released the most audacious and shocking album of his career, "The Drift." This film celebrates the artistic journey (and amazing voice) of one of the most uncompromising and respected figures in music today and presents a rare look inside the most bizarre recording session ever captured on film.

Featuring interviews with friends, collaborators, and fans including David Bowie (the film's Executive Producer), members of Radiohead, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, Damon Albarn, Marc Almond, Sting, Johnny Marr, Ute Lemper  and others.

Closing Night Film
Hell On Wheels (Arizona Premiere)
Dir. Bob Ray
CrashCam Films
USA/2007/89 min
Featuring music by …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Hell on Wheels takes a from-the-trenches look at the dizzying clash of athleticism, exhibitionism, egos, politics and business that is modern-era roller derby. A group of hard-hitting Texas women overcome myriad obstacles in resurrecting and revamping the sport, only to find internal strife ripping the fledgling organization apart. Two leagues emerge from the clash, and what follows ignites an international roller derby revival.


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